Biology Department

Gary Sojka

Contact Info  

Educational Background
Ph.D., Purdue University
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lycoming College
Honorary Doctor of Science, Purdue University

Previous Experience 

Professor of Biology, Indiana University 1967-1984

Associate Chairman Department of Biology, Indiana University 1975-1978

Chairman Department of Biology, Indiana University 1978-1981

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University 1981-1984

President, Bucknell University 1984-1995

Interim President, Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities 1995-96

Professor of Biology, Bucknell University 1995-present

Fields of research and teaching interest  


Microbiology. Carbon metabolism. Genetic adaptations to the environment in photosynthetic bacteria; mechanism for "gain-of-function" mutations.


Beginning studies on the genomics of endangered breeds of domestic sheep and other endangered livestock and domesticated plants.

Courses taught at Bucknell  


BIOL 121 General Biology

BIOL 122 General Biology

BIOL 302 Microbiology

FOUNDATION SEMINAR: Domestication of Plants and Animals

CAPSTONE: Sustainability of World's food


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